It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we can finally wander through Sydney’s Christmas markets!

As we’re counting down till Christmas, it’s never been more of a perfect time to wander through Sydney’s Christmas markets. Whether they specialise in falling snow, artisan handmade Christmas products, vegan goodies, 350 tonnes of seafood or maybe there’s even a 24-metre-tall Christmas tree to gaze at – these Christmas markets in Sydney have something for everyone.

So whether you’re looking for some festive fun or maybe a fabulous find, be sure to frolic your way through our festive guide to the top Christmas markets in Sydney for 2023:

<strong>Jolly Market</strong>
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Jolly Market

Searching for festive Christmas markets coming to Sydney soon? Enter Jolly Market. Hosted at the Customs House Forecourt, here visitors will be treated to authentic wood hut chalets, Christmas lights, falling snow, fresh oysters, melted cheese stations, live jazz music, Santa Claus photo opportunities, artisan Christmas products and so much more! The best part of Jolly Market is that it is free entry, you get front-row views to Sydney Harbour and, it’s held every day from Friday 15 until Friday 22 December!

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Customs House Forecourt, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000 Friday 15 – Friday 22 December 2023, 5pm – 10:30pm
<strong>Sydney Vegan Market</strong>
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Sydney Vegan Market

For one day only, The Entertainment Quarter will be switching up its usual festivities for the Sydney Vegan Market, Christmas edition. Held on Sunday 17 December, Sydney Vegan Market will be turning red, green and gold as they host one of the best Christmas markets in Sydney. Think live entertainment, yoga classes, eco-friendly shopping and, let’s not forget, delicious vegan treats. Plus, with a dog-friendly space, this will be the ultimate family friendly fun day out before end of year festivities take over. See website for more details.

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122 Lang Rd, Moore Park, NSW 2021 Sunday 17 December 2023, 9am – 4pm
<strong>Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market</strong>
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Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market

For one day only, Carriageworks in Eveleigh will be transforming its space for their annual Christmas Farmers Market. With over 100 stalls, the Christmas Farmers Market by Carriageworks will feel like a paradise for all things fresh produce. Plus, with food-related gifts, handcrafted ceramics and tableware, wines, spirits, preserves and even pickles; any last-minute shopping will be finally ticked off here. Plus with music by FBi Radio and bespoke cocktails by the Archie Rose bar, you’ll never want to leave.

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245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW 2015 Saturday 23 December 2023, 8am – 3pm
<strong>Sydney Fish Market</strong>
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Sydney Fish Market

An Aussie Christmas is not complete without seafood. And, this year, be sure to get it from the best spot in town: the Sydney Fish Market and their annual 36-Hour Seafood Marathon Event. Over 36 hours from 5am Saturday 23 until 5pm Sunday 25 December, Sydney Fish Market will go into an absolute seafood extravaganza. With more than 100,000 customers to walk through their doors, here over 350 tonnes of seafood will be expected to sell. With everything from 120 tonnes of prawns, 70,000 dozen oysters, fruit, vegetables, fresh bread, quality meat, cheese, wine and much more, the Sydney Fish Market will be your one-stop-shop for all things food and drink this Christmas 2023!

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Pyrmont Bridge Rd & Bank St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009 5am Saturday 23 – 5pm Sunday 25 December 2023
<strong>Martin Place Christmas Markets</strong>
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Martin Place Christmas Markets

No list of the best Christmas markets in Sydney would be complete without mention of Martin Place Christmas Markets. Led by Cambridge Markets, this year Martin Place will be decked out with a range of stallholders selling everything from fashion to candles, toys, art, Christmas goods, food and so much more. Plus, with free entry, live music, hot food stalls, visits from Santa and the iconic Martin Place Christmas tree in full sight, you’ll feel as jolly as ever! See website for full dates and details.

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Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000 Every Thursday – Saturday until Saturday 23 December 2023, 11am – 8pm
<strong>The Rocks Markets</strong>
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The Rocks Markets

If you’re needing to start on some Christmas shopping, find everything you need thanks to The Rocks Markets. Held every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve, George Street and Playfair Street will handfuls of stallholders available for visitors to discover a unique range of gifts sourced by locals for locals. With everything from handmade jewellery to eye catching art, skincare, homewares, clothing and food; filling up Christmas stockings is made easy thanks to Sydney’s best Christmas market, The Rocks Markets.

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George St and Playfair St, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 24 December 2023

For more fun things to do this Christmas 2023, why not snap up a picture at these Quirky and Memorable Santa Photo Places in Sydney. And countdown in style with this list of Australia’s 10 Best Adults Advent Calendars for Christmas 2023.

Feature image: Martin Place Christmas. Sydney. Photographed by Daniel Tran. Image via Destination NSW.